Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Wednesday Weekly Card Giveaway

 Hi bloggers!  Today's giveaway card uses one of my all time favourite techniques called "caught in crystal."  It is truly a shame that you can't see this one in person (well one of you be able to!) because the photography just does not pick up the depth of colour and bling that this has to it.  I do have this technique as a tutorial at the top of my blog, but to give you a quick rundown, you need a piece of acetate, some crystal lacquer (or glossy accents), alcohol inks in three colours and some mica powder.  You lay down the lacquer first, then drip your alcohol inks into it all over, and dust with mica powder.  Then you crumple up a piece of tissue paper (like you use when you wrap a gift) and open it back up, but don't smooth out the wrinkles.  Dab it in to place using a wad of kitchen roll and set it aside to dry over night.  Once completely dry, cut it to size in a paper cutter and stamp on the smooth side of the acetate.  I used the Justrite Shabby Chic leaves set to stamp on this one.  I used black archival ink and let it dry overnight (as my acetate wasn't heat resistant so I didn't want to emboss it).  I stamped my sentiment from the set in black on white card and glued my crystal background to the top.  (A little tip when doing this technique is to mount it over white card and the colours really pop!)  I cut a Curved Border Two in black card and added it between the two sections as a decorative divider.    I tied some black and white Bakers Twine in a bow and added a black button as an embellishment.  I did a bit of matting and layering with white and black card before finishing with  a double white pierced mat layer.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x 7 3/4" in size.  If you would like to be entered into the drawing to win this card, you just need to leave a comment on today's post and check back to see if your name is drawn which will be posted on Saturday's post.  All for now, Sue x









163 comments:

Pam said...

Fabulous card - have seen you do this technique - quite magical.

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue Really lovely way to get caught up!!
have a great day
CameeliXX

Pam said...

So glad you are okay Steph

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - have tried this technique once but must try it again and do a batch ready to use! realy effective. Cold n foggy here today!
Rgs
Clare W

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
This is your best card ever! I love it, very autumnal. The design perfect, the colour even more perfect!
Any sentiment could be used on it, and it could be for male or female.
This is one card I would love to win. Gail C x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
An absolutly beautiful card, brilliant colours thank you
take care Kitty

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Lovely striking card.

Love using this technique . X

Rosie said...

I would certainly like to be entered into the draw to win your card, as I love the technique and the finished article!

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the technique you have used on top love the fancy border strip must get this one the bows different I love that looking back over what I've put down I seam to love this card thank you Tracy w x

Pearl said...

Morning Sue. Another fab card today, I don't know how you do it! Creating such marvellous cards each day.

Love the colours, textures and shapes of this one.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Annie said...

Stunning, Sue, I watched you do this technique but haven't tried it yet. Must give it a go. This card is beautiful. Hugs Annie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fabulous technique, love watching you do this, haven't tried it myself but will definitely be trying in the New Year. Gorgeous autumnal colours and beautiful border. I would love to win this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card sally

Rachel Taylor said...

This one is amazing ! I'm going to try that tecnique today
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Wilma Brown said...

Great technique glad you resurrected it now I must give it a try. Beautiful card thanks for giving a chance to own it.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

Wednesday smiles to you Sue and early riser Wilsonettes, we'll get the kettle on, bread ready in toaster ready for the Wilsonette women just getting up : )
Not had the best of sleeps after yesterday's marathon injectfest, but heyho there ya go, could be worse, I should have stopped after my waffle here last night, but ooohhh nooo not me, couldn't leave Mrs Watts out and planned to just peek round the door to see Julia's Tuesday offering, but the 'wafflespot' took over, it was such a lovely 'me card' how could I NOT leave a quick(ish) comment : 0

Anyway, back to present time, my hands are so sore after all those injections yesterday, and I need matchsticks to prop my eyes open, but they are open enough to see this W.O.W (Wonder Of Wilson) I wonder if you were to use 'icy' frosty colour's if you would get the 'frost on the ground' look whereas this looks like the start of a magnificent sunrise on a September morning, I dont have ANY of the mediums used for this card but Id love to know or see a card using this technique but in silver's white, and sparkles and maybe those frantage wotsit thingy pots I have seen but not bought ! Shame I dont have an 'experimental' fund pot so I can save to buy toy's just to experiment with ! My recycle paper bin fills up quick enough without having the binmen shout over the wall " experiment gone wrong agen luv" as they cart away a bin full of glittered/embossed/guilded card laughing and telling me 'to give up' and take up knitting or stamp collecting (ha ! Little do they know Im trying out stamp collecting - but NOT as they know it) : )
Well, I can hear the shower running so I believe more Wilsonettes are on their way, I'll go flick the kettle on and start the toast, have a good day everyone, stay warm and happy, and good luck for the draw ladies.

Love n hugs.
Lancashire (better without injections Steph) xxx

ps Tina - June is our daughters big day, how about you hon ? xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love it! This card is stunning! The caught in crystal technique is fantastic and just perfect for any autumnal projects. What a wonderful early Christmas present someone is going to get! Only 4 sleeps to go : ) Take care.

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue ,I love doing this technique

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card such lovely Autumnal colours really love this card.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning background, I have the border dies on my wish list.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous anyone would be thrilled to own it. We are so lucky that you give us the chance to win one of your cards each week. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a glorious card Sue, love it. xx

Anne Crawford said...

The first time I ever saw you , you were showing this technique ( I think I still have it ) and I was really impressed! It has become one of my favourites to do, and I still get a thrill to see the results. So of course I Love this Card!

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is STUNNING! It has bought back Autumn for me, so love, love the colours and the verse is beautiful.

Oh it would be so lovely to win this and look at its beauty each day. Just perfect.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card i love it. I must say ive done this technique and it turned out fantastic. Itis magicial. I would be over tge moon yo revieve a card like this one. Take care sue xxx

Debs A

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Sorry I have not messaged for the past week but we had mega computer issues but all up and running now! This card is so rich in colour, very beautiful. Take care Love Michelle S xxx

petula 55 said...

Hi Sue, glorious autumn colours and textures in this beautiful card. You are so inspirational.
Thankyou,
Pet x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love this technique, it was one of the first ones I saw you do at Ally Pally many years ago. It still has the WOW factor.

Love Rosemarie xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and so glad you have showed it. I have a piece of caught in crystal I tried awhile ago and was unsure what to do with it. You have given me some needs inspiration, so thank you. Would still love to win a masterclass one thoughx

Cassieajh said...

Beautiful colors Sue x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Stunning card. Will have to give this technique a try.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful way to start the day. Today's gift's colours are wonderous - truly Autumnal deep golds - Autumn is one of my favourite seasons because of the beautiful colour schemes she gives us. I love those border dies as they give such emphasis to the main event.
Today's task is my last batch of Christmas cakes so better get on mixing. Good luck to everyone in today's give away - my fingers are crossed.
Janet x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this caught in crystal technique it always looks amazing. The autumnal colours you've used are so pretty, I like everything about this card.
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this caught in crystal technique it always looks amazing. The autumnal colours you've used are so pretty, I like everything about this card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Victoria said...

I've never tried the 'caught in crystal' technique, but I love all the cards you've made this way. It would be great to win this beautiful card.

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. What, else can I say? Rich colours, perfect composition and lovely sentiment!
Best wishes
Anne O

karenlotty said...

Just beautiful It really "captures" Autumn I'm glad you're feeling better Lancshire Steph without the injections Like you I can't afford to constantly buy products but I do have the border die which I must use in other ways other than just an edge down the side of a card!

Joan D said...

Beautiful beautiful card. Like walking in the park and running through the autumn leaves x x

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue love this card autumn colours gorgeous and black makes it stand out. Would love to win this. Fingers crossed.
Big Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely, wish I could see this card in person.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This truly is one of my favourite cards ever. I love the colours - beautiful Autumnal scene springs to mind and the technique is fabulous. Would really,really, really like to give this one a home!

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love watching you do this technique.
Have never attempted it so far, one day, some day!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue .nice colours X

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely autumn card. The colours are so evocative of the trees with their falling leaves. Beautiful again. X

Maryann Laursen said...

This is sooo gorgeous Sue, and I can easily imagine how gorgeous it is, but would still just LOVE to be able to see it in real life too he he

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Ohhh. Love, love, love this card. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh how i just love this technique that you do. You have captured the autumn colours to perfection and because of the flash i think, it looks like the autumn sun trying to penetrate through the leaves and trees. This card is so pretty because it looks real in its colours.
Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Micky French said...

Lovely Sue, I am going to try this technique love the colours too xxxxx

val jones said...

Good Morning. Sue. Hope it's me that is able to see this card in person - it's fantastic.

Love Val x

Helen Kington said...

Sue this is a really beautiful card. I keep saying I must use my bracket borders. Helen xx

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the colours this is a card that you would never tire of looking at.
I am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Crafty hugs Ann x

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the colours this is a card that you would never tire of looking at.
I am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Crafty hugs Ann x

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue. Yet another fabulous card. Such rich, warming colours! Reminds me of a walk through the woods on an Autumn day.
I love this technique and must do it more often. Good luck to everyone in with a chance of winning this card. I would love to own it.
Have a great day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, yet another fabulous card anda good old autumn feel to it. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

gwen70 said...

Super card Sue, used this technique a couple of weeks ago, watching your video and it came out brilliantly

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Love the colors.
Gr Elly

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the technique you have used, not tried myself yet.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

KathR said...

Oh Sue , this card is stunning , I reminds me of walking my (late) Furbaby in our local park on a beautiful sunny Autumn day, the colours are so rich and vibrant..like someone said earlier wonder what it would look like done in frosty colours as a winter card!
Have a great day!
Hugz Kath fae Scotland

Marion said...

Hi Sue really love this card .the colour's are beautiful ,very autuminal.would love to win this one.
Marion H

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Todays card is truly amazing !!! It is sooo very beautiful !!! Autumn is my most favourite time of the year because of all the gorgeous colours. I really love, love love this card. A great technique to try but I do not actually own any alcohol inks !! To be honest I am a bit scared of them and I really have no other ideas what I could use them for. I have always concentrated on decoupage, stamping and my gorgeous spellbinders obsession !! Your colour combo is just fab and I have the justrite leaf stamps. I do not have the border die but it does look fab too. I would really love the chance of winning this card because it so beautiful and just my kind of card !! Wishing everyone lots of crafty happiness and Lancashire Steph I hope you are feeling a bit better now. Take care lots of love Tres x x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow very Autumnal

Anonymous said...

Great card and new technique - won't be trying as have none of goodies to make it. So, need to win this one please, Sue, to get a good look!!

'P'in Wales

Lancashire Steph - glad that you blogged late last night, you had us all worried. It's like when Pam's not first - we like things right in the world!

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love this technique, beautiful card.
Audrey x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
WOW autumn glory at it's best. Fabulous card! Have got some crystal lacquer but not used it yet. Get a move on Sand!! I would LOVE to win this card, to see it in real life. Thank you for sharing.

Jean Z said...

Beautiful card Sue just love it , Love Jean Z xx

Marg said...

Sue, its so gorgeous!!! Oh if only I could win this it would definitely be framed & put above my craft space for daily inspiration
{{{{hugs}}}}
Marg B
craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk

sandie chick said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue you never fail to amaze me with your different technics would love to be able to see it in person . Love Sandra x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this card is so beautiful if I made it, it would need to go to someone really special. Fingers crossed for Saturday's draw. Take care, Jess xx

hotpotato said...

lovely card and lovely sentiment too.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's giveaway card. I saw you do this technique on C & C. Love the colours that you have used.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - loved seeing this technique but not tried it yet. Will have to do so as it looks great fun. The black border sets it off nicely.
YvonneMayxx

nattyboots said...

Just beautiful Sue and a lovely sentiment
Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Better late than never - this card is stunning - love how you have made it the technique if beautiful - it reminds me of the lovely colours on the autumn trees here and when we went to Quebec many moons ago
Hugs
Carol x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
We always go up to Scotland for a few weeks in September and October and this card reminds me of our times up there, when the trees are starting to change colour. Wonderful!!x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love everything about it xx hazel

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the colour and the techniques used. Would love to win a Sue Wilson original card.

Anonymous said...

Totally stunning,such lovely warm colours, I'll frame it if I win
i really enjoy your shows,blog, videos and tutorials. many thanks

Crafty Nanna said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely autumnal card and I do like this technique, love watching you demo it.

Hugs Lynn

Heather said...

Lovely card Sue - I love the colours. Great twist adding the shaped border at the bottom. Looking forward to seeing you at the weekend.
Heather

CraftyJen said...

A lovely card again Sue - time to get messy and try this technique I think!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Woops,sorry forgot to sign it,

'Tali'
Anonymous said...

Totally stunning,such lovely warm colours, I'll frame it if I win
i really enjoy your shows,blog, videos and tutorials. many thanks

11 December 2013 10:19

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card...love the warm autumnal colours. Got everything crossed again today!

Love Sheila xx

Lacelady said...

Oooh, another stunner. This one has a more autumnal feel to me, but it would still grace my mantelpiece a treat!

sue simonson said...

Wow! All I can say.

Nikkinoo said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card.
Just love the gilding on acetate look.

Susan Elwood said...

A lovely card. Finally back on line after 5 weeks with no internet.

Susan Elwood said...

A lovely card. Finally back on line after 5 weeks with no internet.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful autumnal card, love your caught in crystal technique, have never tried this but it looks amazing.
Best wishes, Pat

Helen Barker said...

Great technique,it gives such a stunning effect.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

SusieB said...

Hi Sue, Love this technique - have not tried it yet but keep meaning to. maybe after Christmas.....

Hope you are having a lovely time over the pond. You will be back soon on our TV's!

Love

Sue

Olive Ann Jones said...

beautiful card as usual really love the sentiment

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Autumnal colours, rich and warm. Saw you demo this technique on C&C.

Oksana said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue and such lovely colours!xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVING THE WAY YOUR PUTTING THE PATTERN SECTION ONTO YOUR CARDS. IT A REFRESHING CHANGE FROM BACKING WITH IT. I EVEN LIKE THE BOW ON IT AND I AM NOT A GREAT FAN OF BAKERS TWINE. I THINK YOU COULD SELL ME ANYTHING. WELL DONE SUE
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card,I have some of the products that you used,will try it. With what I have
Ita


nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card and great colours
very autumnal not tried this technique yet always intending to but
never get around to it I was just thinking
it would look nice in xmas colours of blues maybe.
Nancyd xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous technique and luv the colours xx haven't had the courage to try this one yet but I will defo give it a go in the new year when things have settled down a bit xx GailT xx

weefortune said...

Lovely Card Sue, Have a great Day Elaine x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card today absolutely love it , the autumnal colours are magnificent ,fabulous technique.
Hugs
Jean D

Ann said...

Sue,

Beautiful card, I would love to get this one!!
Hugs
Mstgane
Ann

CraftyJo said...

I love C-i-C, I used it on some of my more 'special' Christmas cards this year ;) Your sample is gorgeous and I'd be delighted to win it if I'm lucky enough.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Absolutely beautiful, love this technique but have not been brave enough to try it, this card has spurred me on to try is soon. Fabulous colours very autumnal, warm and rich. The border and bow are fab. Glad you are feeling better Lancashire Steph, keep warm.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Afternoon Sue,

The technique and the colours used are just fab and I know I would just love to be the lucky winner of this absolutely stunning card! Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Tracy Stitt said...

Ooooooohhh amazing card I love this one did see u demoing this one on your last show its very pretty love it x

Love Tracy from killie xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this technique, so effective.

I don't know when you are returning but safe journey home and crafty love and hugs to Mom and all the family.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue & would be wonderful to see in real life! Ann (France)

Pam said...

What a gorgeous card! I am off to watch your tutorial now. Would love to see this card in person!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Chris Kelly said...

Just beautiful Sue. I must try this technique as the results are fabulous. Thank you for your wonderful demos.
X Chris K

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card looks totally fantastic!! Unfortunately I do not have all of the stuff needed to give this one a go, but it certainly looks amazing. Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this background - can't wait to have a go. You are so talented and kind to share all your ideas with us. Look forward to seeing you on C&C really soon.
Beverley W

Trulyblessed said...

Love this card. Must try this technique

Paper Junkie said...

I adore Autumn colours Sue and this card is gorgeous! X.
Sorry about your jabs Lancashire Steph - know all about those - Never wear mascara or you end up looking like a panda - Ouch just doesn't do it! X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, today's card is stunning. I have tried this technique to great effect, even though I forgot to add the sparkle, the first time!
ValC xx

Cazzie D said...

This is a great technique and the card is fabulous. Caz x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card, I love this technique it really is effective.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Stunning card, I love this technique it really is effective.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Loving this autumnal card-love the mica powders. You did a similar card in October and I copied it and was extremely pleased with the end result. So will have to have a go at this with the acetate.
Would love to win!!
Bye for now, Sheila x

Jan Ltc said...

This is stunning Sue. Very Autumnal
xx Jan

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
I haven't tried this technique yet.
I love the luminescent colours which result from it and must try other colours too.
Roll on Sunday, to see you on the Tool Shed!
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Elaine said...

Beautiful card sue. What a gorgeous technique x

Susan White said...

Very striking card Sue - will have to have a go at this technique over the winter.

Thanks, Susan

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, stunning colours all brought to life with the crystal technique, really nice. Love from Jackie D

Sandy H said...

Wonderful card. Beautiful sentiment too.

Viv Maxwell said...

Beautiful card. I'm going to have a try at this :-)

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What a fabulous technique, and an absolutely fantastic card. Love everything about it. I have a DVD of yours with this technique on it so I am certainly going to have a crack at this one.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Hi Steph

I like the idea of the icey look for the background, might give that a go on my late Christmas cards. I have'nt started yet. I only finished my daughters wedding invites early hours Monday morning. that's the problem of making bespoke cards, when she keeps changing the design, but like you say Hey ho. My daughters big day is in April, and then she is having a blessing in May and weather permitting a garden party to follow. Would like me to help you with that bank job? I'll even carry the money bags for you.I think we are going to need it. Look after those hands of yours and take care, and don't stop writing I look forward to that.
Kind regards Steph
Tina X

Christine said...

Another stunning card, beautiful colours, so rich. I missed seeing you demo this, is it possible that there could be one of your fabulous videos showing this technique, pretty please !
Christine (Andypandy) x

Jane said...

Lovely Autumn leafs.


Jane xx

TDQ Karen said...

Loved this when I first saw you do it and it remains stunning. What a fantastic card, I think one of my favourites

Lorraine Thompson said...

Beautiful card Can't wait to try this technique out Thanks for sharing your ideas

Karen said...

What a fantastic effect. The sentiment is lovely
Luv
Karen xx

liz spooner said...

What a beautiful card Sue, cant wait for the tutorial. Best wishes Liz Spooner.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
How rich and luxurious looking and I love the sentiment too.
Margaret corgi owner

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this technique, and it shows beautifully on this card. Simply stunning. Bx

Shazza said...

great technique Sue and love the sentiment, great card x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Fabulous card. Love the effect and will have to give it a go.
Regards
Caroline MacH

snowqueen62 said...

Hi Sue.
What a glorious card. I don't have any alcohol inks or crystal lacquer but have put them on my wish list so here's hoping. I would love to try this technique (I would love to own this card too lol!)
Hugs Sue xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the autumn colours. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Clare x

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Well, I really Love this Card I'm sure I've seen you make this before or something very similar.
I love the mat and layering in Black and White just Fabulous Colours, Black always makes a Card pop, I love the Alcohol inks you have chosen the Colours are so very Beautiful, very Autumnal
I so Love the Curved Border Die By Spellbinder it just finishes of a Card.
I love the Sentiment as I think a Good Sentiment means such a lot on a Fabulous Card like yours, and Sue your Cards are always Out of this world, I live in awe of your work.
Of course I'd like to win, who'd wouldn't, but I really would like to wish good luck to the lucky person good luck in winning! I don't know Lancashire Steph very well but when I put my comment on yesterday I really missed not reading Lancashire Step Column and I was sorry to hear she wasn't feeling to good. Love and hugs from Sam x

Laura O said...

this is a great card ,and a lovely technique.Laura O

Janice K said...

I share your love of this technique and this card looks amazing. It's vibrant colours look beautiful and must be stunning in reality. x

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and appropriate colours for the time of year. I needed to make a card for my Husbands birthday (which is tomorrow) and I just did not know what to do for a change. I actually had a go at this technique and turned the final result into a card for him. I just hope he likes it. It is very different from what I normally do, but this is not a bad thing. Maybe I should let you know if he likes it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Cee Bee said...

Just gorgeous Sue,
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Very beautiful autumnal card today - Love this technique it looks so effective.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

nannapat said...

What sumptuous colours you have in the caught in crystal, A stunning card Sue. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Good evening Sue

What a lovely card, this is a technique that I must try. Would be very honoured to win one of your cards

Cathy M

janet said...

I do love this caught in crystal technique and have used it on cards recently. This one looks like a nice card to use as a winter birthday card -nice and warming!!
Janet (from Kent)

TOB said...

Wow..wow..and more wow.. just love this technique it is so beautiful.Stunning card, like all of your creations. My mojo had gone on holiday but after seeing this card its starting to return. Thank you so much. hugs x

Pattyb said...

What a beauty, Sue! Gorgeous colors and I love the technique! I would love to win this one!!!

lynda said...

Wow I love this card Sue ,the technique is beautiful I love the colours you have used such a cheerful card woul love to win this one .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Carol S. said...

Stunning card. Love doing this technique. Just wish it dried quicker! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Hello. Gosh it's late, only just made today's post. Lovely card with such an interesting technique. Wonderful. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

samantha wade said...

Hi, oh would so love to see and feel this card up close and on my craft room wall, thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to your show on sunday, x sam
craftroomdelights.blogspot.co.uk

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Really really late today! Had very busy day and just wanted to look at today's card before tomorrow ! However it is tomorrow - well you know what I mean!
Lovely card and love this technique ! Looking forward with everyone else to Sunday's shows.
Safe travel,
Love Myra

Karen Z Ratcliffe said...

Evening Sue
Today was a hectic day and just finally got o look t my email. Your card is lovely and so colorful. Haven't tried working with acetate yet, but will have to try it. Love the effect. Did you put the seed beads over the acetate or the tissue side? Maybe it will be clearer to me tomorrow morning!! Would love to win the card and see it in person!! Fingers and toes crossed!!
Hugs,Karen

Jane M said...

Love this technique. Haven't made any though for a couple if years. Must be time to have a go. I use a clear floor polish instead of glossy accents, a good deal cheaper! It's the one that dries to give your floors a shine. Never use it on the floors just for caught in crystal, so let's hope I can find it it the back of the cleaning cupboard!

Thought it would look great for a winter wedding card I need to make.

Jane M said...

I thought I'd use this technique for a winter wedding card so will try the white and silver approach. Shame I won't be able to show you my efforts.

hollyberry said...

Caught in crystal is one of my favourite looks but have yet to try it myself.

Lindsay Martin said...

well I know I am a day late, but this is beautiful and a really clever technique, x

cmu said...

Great card - love the twine bow - and great technique.

Diane Mortimer said...

An absolute beauty, this card reminds me of all I love about our world :-) I'm a big fan of the outdoors.

Diane from Glasgow xx

CreativSpirit said...

This is a really beautiful card, I love it.

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x